EIT Health

EIT Health is a European research consortium promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing.

Providing Europe with new opportunities

EIT Health is an European research consortium including leading businesses, research centres and universities across 14 EU countries. The core is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources.

The Scandinavian node of EIT Health contains several universities, research companies and public bodies where Karolinska Institutet is one of the partner universities. Starting from 2016 Karolinska Institutet has collaborated with Openlab in organizing several workshops to transfer and share knowledge about challenge-driven education and innovation with a focus on Design Thinking.

Healthy@Home was the first event of the Design Thinking Competition that took place at Openlab in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and Roche. Participating teams got a challenge developed by RISE; working with transformation of healthcare using digital solutions and patient empowerment. During the three day event students and young professionals, especially within health, medical industry and digitalisation gained knowledge of the Design Thinking method and the problems facing health industry in a fun and active way.

Events 2017

  • Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Lodz 22 – 23 Mars 2017

Events 2016

  • Healthy@Home Stockholm 22 – 23 April 2016
  • Lisbon Healthy Living Week 7 – 8 October 2016
  • Medical Valley Erlangen-Nürnberg 10 – 11 November 2016

All of these events have already taken place.